Briefing Notes

Voluntary Regulation Code for Approved Housing Bodies - Draft Consultation

The Department of Environment, Community and Local Government recently issued a draft consultation document outlining a Voluntary Regulation Code for Approved Housing Bodies. The consultation document which can be downloaded here sets out the key features of the voluntary code and contains a series of consultation questions to assist members to respond to the document.

Agreement between ICSH, Irish Banking Federation and Government Bodies

From previous discussions between the ICSH, Government Departments and the Banking federation it has been agreed to have a process where any difficulties that housing associations encounter with leasing initiatives and through using private finance will be identified and resolved. To underpin this ‘principles of engagement’ between the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, the Department of Finance, the Irish Banking Federation, the County and City Managers Association and the Irish Council for Social Housing have now been agreed.